“Amazing trip, more of a family resort. If you want quiet go to Ambar.”
My husband and I travelled the week of March 23rd- March 30th 2013. This resort is everything it claims to be. It's extremley clean, the food was good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. A special thank you to consierge " Victor" for setting up our room with champagne and suprising us with lavender scented pillows. I'll do a review of the resort by sections...
Check in- Check out: There was a little bit of confusion when we got there, apparently we didn't have some peice of paper they were looking for. Some kind of confirmation, which we were never provided with from our local travel agent. A bell boy saw us looking confused and promptly told us to go have a bite to eat and he'd have everything resolved in 20 minutes. And sure enough he did. Check out was incredibly easy, we dialed 0 had a bell boy pick up our luggage, had a light breakfast and cought the trolly to the main Punta Cana lobby where the bus picked us up to head to the air port. ( the punta Cana air port is ridiculous for departures FYI. it was quite the experience)
Rooms & resort facilities: This resort was beyond beautiful,the staff are ALWAYS working tirelessly cleaning, painting and ladscaping. The cleand our room 3 times a day which i found excessive, but it may be bc we always tipped and brought presents for the maids. The fridge is stocked daily with drinks, beer and chips. Rooms are very large and the bathrooms are very large to. Rooms look exactly like the photos. We loves that there was a flat screen TV with Satelite, we watched english movies when we needed to escape the heat for a bit. The beds are quite firm. Hotel bars were increadible, extremly whide selection of name brand booz and they wre generous with it.
Food: you have the choice of two buffets for breakfast, 3 for lunch and access to all 14 a la cartes for supper. Breakfast was amazing!!! You name the food and they had it every single morning, mimosas and bloody maries every morning as well. Lunch i found a bit disapointing but i am an extremly picky eater so i blame myself not the resort for that. For the a la cartes i emailed them 2 weeks before we left and pre booked 6 resservations. Upon arival we met with "Jose" are guest services and he had all our tickets for every reservations i requested. This man works tirelessly. his english is perfect and he helped us out numerous times during the week with different things. The one a la carte i insist you try is Garden Grill. My husband and i both ordered steak, two different cuts, and it may possibly be the best steak we've ever eaten.
Pools & Beach: the resort has two large pools and one adult only 'hot tub' section. They were always clean and in amazing repair. Both have swim up bars with a wide selection of drinks. The beach was incredible. a bit crowded and noisy with kids but the water front itself was flawless. Huge waves to play in and no seaweed at all. You can walk for miles in either direction. it is sometimes hard to find a palapa close to the beach front or by the pool, but we always managed to find a good spot farther back with out waking up at 5am to reserve one. ( seriously who does that?!?)
All in all i highly recomend this resort for families with young children. The staff were always playing with them and trying to help out when a baby was fussing. It was a bit busy with kids for us and we would stay at the Ambar adults only side next time for sure.
You will not regret a trip to this incredible resort. The lobby at night is the best, they come around with fresh made chocolates every night, and waitresses to get you anything you desire.
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April 11, 2013
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We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your holidays thanks to the good service from our employees. Jose and Victor will appreciate your nice comments. At Bahia Principe our goal is to make your stay become an unforgettable experience.
Thank you for your recent review and looking forward to seeing you soon at our Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar!
Always at your disposal,
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Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro Resort
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